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Customer Reviews (6)
- Best of the lot, with a couple small issuesReview by Kevin
After catching a fastener in the rear tire and limping home on some remaining air, I decided to research & acquire a full repair kit. I have AAA, but once a boy scout always a boy scout ("Be Prepared").
This kit is simply the most well-thought-out and complete kit on the market. Won't repeat the product description or other reviewers comments.
A couple issues, which could be easily corrected by Aerostitch, are noted.
1 - the two soldered electrical connections at the base of the pump are not insulated. That's just dumb. I put some electrical tape over them.
2 - I have a fused battery tender SAE connection to keep the battery charged. When I tested the compressor under load, it popped the existing 5A fuse. Aerostitch promptly sent me the motor specs, and a 10A fuse was indicated. Now it works fine under load. So, if you need to use the kit on the road, keep the motor running. Both these points ought to be in the product notes. (Posted on 3/17/16)
- portable compact air compressorReview by THOMAS
- this is a great product.I like its compact size and the fact that it comes with several ways to hook it up to the bikes battery.I f you have one of these units with you,It`ll pump up your tires or your air mattress when you are about to camp for the night.I used mine for pumping up the suspension on my bushtec trailer recently.Don`t plug this thing into the accessory plug that comes with the bike though.It will draw too many amps and cause the breaker to cut the power to the plug.Make sure you have a direct connection to the battery. (Posted on 7/26/15)
- Like AAA in my side caseReview by Brian
- Just a little relief in the back of my mind if I ever need it. Tried it out when i got it, works pretty good for how small it is. Only one thing, compressor almost looks like it is missing a plastic cover over the end ? Maybe its just me (Posted on 6/27/14)
- Speechless Tire RepairReview by Terry
I am an avid biker and have have this kit for a few years. We were on a trip to the 110 Harley party and came across a woman with a flat tire on the side of the road.
We asked her if we could help and she said there was not much that we could do because she had a screw in her tire.
So we got off the bike and pulled out my kit, I told her that i might be able to get her back on the road at least until she could get to a repair shop.
Next thing you know she is following us into town. She was speechless cause a biker could fix her tire on the side of the road.
Every biker should have a kit like this, it work great...... (Posted on 3/11/14)
- Awesome mini kitReview by Louise
- This kit is great. It is very compact and fills tires in no time. Every piece of wiring possible comes with it, but once you pick a method for tapping into your battery, you can get rid of most of it. It fits into my luggage easily with the rest of the crap needed for long trips. Great product! (Posted on 2/23/12)
- 10 pounds in a 5 pound stuff sackReview by Geezer with a Grudge
The question is, "Can a motorcyclist visit Duluth and not stop at RiderWearhouse?"
The answer is, "Probably not."
On our 43rd anniversary trip this summer, my wife and I planned a cage trip to Duluth to escape the August heat. There was no motorcycle component to this trip because she isn't a comfortable passenger and that week offered exceptionally uncomfortable weather; afternoon temperatures above 100F and thunderstorms in the evening.
However, I'd received an Aerostich sale email earlier that week advertising a bit off of the tire repair kit and a disappointing experience with my Mini Foot Pump convinced me that yet another piece of modern technology belonged in my emergency bike tools kit.
The Aerostich Compact Tire Repair Kit is exactly that; compact and a complete tire repair kit. Aerostich has stuffed at least 10 pounds of kit into a 5 pound bag, with accommodations for even more if you have the space. I don't. The storage space I have on my V-Strom is exactly right for the area taken up by my old foot pump and my new 'stich kit. No more and I'm serious about that. In fact, my only complaint about this kit is that, like practically everything I buy, getting it all back in the packaging as neatly and compactly as the factory could probably use a manual. If I were to do it over again, I'd take a picture of the pump as I removed it from the extremely well-designed stuff bag. I didn't, so I wrestled with putting it all back together after my first use.
The Aerostich Compact Tire Repair Kit contains a nice set of tube and tubeless tire repair tools, three connector sets to wire the electric pump to your electrical system, and a very compact 12VDC air compressor with enough wire and 26" of hose to get you to either tire from either end of any bike, a power switch, and a carbiner to clip to a convenient attachment to relieve strain from the compressor wiring. The well-made stuff sack has 4 small outer pockets to hold other tools, like a flashlight and tire gauge, if you have the real estate for that on your bike.
The Aerostich catalog claims this is "the smallest and most packable tire kit available" and at 1.2 pounds and a packed size of 7"x3"x5.25" I have to reason to argue with them. My old foot pump took up about the same space in the rear cowling of my V-Strom, but when it came time to fill a dead flat 150/70R-17 rear tire the foot pump completely failed the task. Repairing and refilling an equally flat 110/80R-19 took about 45 minutes and 40 of that was finding the nail, pulling it, and plugging the hole. From the moment I pulled off the handy and huge rubber band, untangled the pump wiring, and inserted the valve adapter, it took less than 5 minutes (end-to-end) to fill the tire and put away the tools. The tire's rim seal had not broken and if that were the case the fill-up would be more difficult.
As usual, I give this product the usual five-star recommendation for all things Aerostich. Nice work, guys. Now, I just have to explain to my wife why stopping at RiderWearhouse is part of an anniversary celebration.
Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly Magazine
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